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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:15 PM
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Will POTUS Obama say any about the Gibb's gaffe and, if so, what will he say?
The immediate political problem is holding the Democratic Party together for the midterm and the next two years not bipartisionship.
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:17 PM
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1. No, because Gibbs speaks for the President.
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ithinkmyliverhurts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:17 PM
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2. I think he has.
Cue crickets.

But time will tell.
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:23 PM
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3. I expect crickets from POTUS Obama as well, alas.
I also believe the disrespecting of already too often disappointed supporters wounds the Democratic Party leading into the midterms.
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Phlem Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:30 PM
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4. Didn't Mr. President do the same thing on Fox
news while trying to get his healthcare bill passed? I know he threw the left under the bus but I forget exactly what he said.

-p
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:30 PM
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5. Obama will never bring it up. If asked a direct
question about it, he'll weasel out of it with a joke..."too much coffee" or something like that. Today when Gibbs was asked about leaving, he looked absolutely smug, and he offered nothing like an apology. If Obama was upset, Gibbs would've heard about it from Obama by now. You didn't even have to hear Gibbs words, the pricky expression on his face said it all. That is what the WH thinks of us.
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seattleblue Donating Member (437 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:30 PM
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6. Why do you think Gibbs made a "gaffe"?
He knew what he was saying.
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:58 PM
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10. Gibb's job is to convey information not become a negative news story.
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BzaDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:32 PM
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7. Holding the Democratic party together is not a problem. The people complaining are louder in volume
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 05:32 PM by BzaDem
than large in number.

Gallup, PPP, and Pew all show that liberal Democratic approval for Obama ranges 80-90% and often trends closer to 90% than 80%. Historically, Obama's Democratic approval rating is the highest among any Democratic president since John F Kennedy.

If people think there is a problem with "holding the Democratic Party together," that simply shows that the people saying that are not representative of liberal Democrats (not that there actually is a problem).
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:34 PM
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8. Confirmed, President Obama agrees.
"Deputy press secretary Bill Burton later said that the feelings Gibbs described were shared by everyone in the White House, including the president."

Source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:41 PM
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9. Wow. Thanks for the answer. I'm disappointed.
I hope those that opine that this will not hurt the Democratic party in the midterms are correct.

We must travel in different crowds but I do live in a liberal area.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:52 PM
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14. +1 There ya go. n/t
PB
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:12 PM
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17. To be fair, he walked that back today in the presser.
He was asked to confirm that statement, and his answer was that Gibbs spoke for himself. It's in the first few minutes, iirc. :hi:
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:14 PM
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11. Reminds me of a greeting card I read long ago...
...on the front it said:

"I waited and waited..."

and on the inside it said:

"...and when no message came, I knew it was from you."

Obama has remained silent. He has already made his statement.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:51 PM
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12. That's it.


;(
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:11 PM
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16. I know that feeling.
Since his appointments of Rahm, Geithner, and then all the Monsanto appointments, I saw him for what he was: a cheating lying sell out.

If I had not spent eight long years back in my twenties dealing with someone like that in a relationship, perhaps I wouldn't recognize the reality.

But once you make up excuses for someone, thinking eventually they will come around, and it is more of the same, and months later, still more of the same, and years later, still more of the same...

At least when I was in my twenties, what happened only affected me.

Obama manipulated us into thinking he was going to be something we wanted and needed, but he punked us all the same.

And it affects everyone.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:52 PM
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13. It wasn't a gaffe, it is exactly how this White House feels about the left.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:15 PM
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18. I know you're right but my brain still can't wrap itself around the idea
that these people are kicking off a good slice of their base. It just makes no sense at all to me. They'll never get the center/right votes to compensate for this. It's not going to happen.

Maybe votes just don't mean very much post Citizens United.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:00 PM
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15. "Good job, Bob - take a week off." nt
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